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Faculty Profiles

Ryan Roeder

Ryan Roeder

Professor, School of Applied Chemical and Environmental Sciences

Ryan Roeder holds a BSc in chemistry from Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina, and a PhD in Materials Science & Engineering with a polymer specialization from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. While at Clemson, Ryan studied under Prof. Stephen H. Foulger and was a Gregg-Graniteville Fellowship recipient. His graduate research centred on the functionalization of core-shell polymer colloids using ‘click’ chemistry and he published 10 articles that have over 200 citations.

In 2012, Ryan returned to Canada as a research associate at Queen’s University in both the chemical and environmental engineering departments under Prof. Michael Cunningham and Prof. Pascale Champagne. The research project focused on surface functionalization of nanocrystalline cellulose using controlled radical polymerization.

Ryan joined the Sheridan community in 2014 as a partial-load faculty member in both the chemical sciences and engineering technology programs. He especially enjoys teaching in the laboratory, where he shares his excitement for chemistry with his students.

Ryan lives in Kitchener with his wife Jessica, son Nolan and daughter Josie. When he’s not teaching, Ryan volunteers as a baseball coach for the Kitchener Panthers (IBL).